Movement and Performance Creation teacher Erika Batdorf joins us this month to discuss her current work and research. She talks about the artists that inspire her, the architecture that moves her, and her plans for the year ahead, including her performance work.
Spotlight on Faculty
Marlis Schweitzer 1. Who are you? I’m Marlis Schweitzer, and I’m a theatre and performance historian and love spending time in archives looking at scrapbooks, photographs, letters, and other documents from the nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Th… View Article
1. Who are you? Eric Armstrong in Singapore for the 2017 VASTA Conference. My name is Eric Armstrong, and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Theatre. When people ask me what I do, I like to tell people that “I teach actors how to use their… View Article
Faculty members Teresa Przybylski and Shawn Kerwin met with Eric Armstrong to record an audio interview about their design work for The Stratford Festival’s 2017 season. Kerwin is designing Euripides The Bakkhai, directed by York aluma Jillian Keiley, while Przybylski is designing The Madwoman of Chaillot, by French playwright Jean Giraudoux, directed by Donna Feore.
Gwenyth Dobie is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre. She teaches movement for actors and devised theatre. Last year, she directed the Theatre @ York production of The Beggar’s Opera. This year, she is on sabbatical and working on “Butterfly: a study interactive” and her next complete work “Rallentando- a restoration”
Don Rubin, whose specialization is Theatre Studies—in particular aesthetics, criticism, Canadian theatre, and modern drama—has been teaching in the Dept. of Theatre since it’s very first days. He sat down to discuss his work, how he came to York, and the response to the conference on the Shakespeare Authorship Question that he hosted this Fall.
Designer, producer, administrator and York Theatre professor Ian Garrett discusses sustainability and his work this summer in Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland, and the impact his research is having on the practice of sustainable theatre, and the thought that “Going to the theatre IS good for the environment!”
Acting-Directing Professor Ines Buchli’s production of Patricia Gruben’s new play The Secret Doctrine is being mounted from Tuesday to Saturday (July 2 to 6) at Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The play deals with an investigation into 19th-century occultist Helena Blavatsky, played by Vancouver actor Gabrielle Rose (pictured).